AFA Award Presented to Greg Fink, HESA ’11

AFA Outstanding Change InitiativeCourtney McKenna (Associate Director, Student Center & Campus Life, Quinnipiac University) and Greg Fink (Assistant Director) were honored with the Outstanding Change Initiative Award at the 2013 Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors Annual Meeting.  Additionally, McKenna and Fink presented their 2-year transition for the fraternity and sorority community toward a university-centered learning paradigm.  Below is the presentation description:

“As institutions of higher education are forced to prove their value through scrutiny of what a college education currently provides, some institutions have begun implementing a learning paradigm–a philosophy that asks all community members (faculty, staff and administrators) to reexamine and rework policies and practices to ensure that student learning is at the core.  Presenters will provide insight into practices taken for a fraternity/sorority community to align itself with an institutional learning paradigm while simultaneously ensuring fraternities and sororities are reliable student learning vehicles.  Just as an intentional focus on values congruence can elevate a fraternity and sorority community through position actions, intentional focus on enhancing student learning can highlight why fraternities and sororities exist, while also supporting an institutional mission. ”

Well done Greg!

Pho (’12) Receives Award

Kim Pho, HESA Class of 2012, was awarded the Richard D. Blackburn New Professional Award.
Richard D. Blackburn’s influence on and encouragement of new professionals is reflected in this award honoring an individual who demonstrates the potential for excellence in the field of college union and student activities. Congratulations Kim!

Andrade (‘12) recognized at NACA South Regional Conference

Kathy Andrade (‘12) who is currently the Assistant Director of Student Activities & Student Organizations at The University of Miami was awarded Outstanding Educational Session Presented by Professional Staff: “Engaging Students through Social Media” at the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) South Regional Conference in Chattanooga, TN. Congratulations Kathy!

Forti (’09) is recognized with the University of New Hampshire at Manchester’s Staff Excellence Award

Congratulations to Marisa (Sullivan) Forti (‘09) on her acceptance of the University of New Hampshire at Manchester’s Staff Excellence award in June, 2013. Forti currently serves as an academic counselor in the Academic Counseling Office and coordinator of both the College Transition Program and Study Away programs. This annual award is presented to a staff member of the University of New Hampshire community who has demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and distinguished service beyond their regular job responsibilities.